Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sugarloaf, ME / Philly
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Is a hardbooter that can carve circles around all of us but doesn't do jumps and would probably catch an edge attempting a 360 any less advanced? It is inappropriate to label someone as intermediate based on their freestyle skills. If that was true, then everyone I have ever coached (with the exception of a select few) would be "intermediate" and we would be working on cleaning up their carving on blue runs.
I get plenty of people claiming they are advanced, and they can carve down blacks and are looking for bump or steeps lessons.
However, I also get people saying they are advanced and so I take them to some difficult shit and they are doing falling leaf the whole way.
Point is, there are two different realms of snowboarding. To say you are not good at one because you suck at the other is improper.
I will concede my point, in that, for every 10 riders on this site saying they are advanced and want to know what size T. Rice Pro to get, only 2 of them actually need it and ride to that level...